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Mayor calls in twice-rejected Notting Hill tower plans

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has called in plans for an 18-storey tower in Notting Hill by Urban Sense Consultant Architects after Kensington & Chelsea Council rejected it

In January, the west London borough turned down a revised scheme to replace the 12-storey Newcombe House – which was reworked to included nine affordable homes – after refusing a previous proposal, which also failed at appeal.

In a press release, the mayor said he was taking responsibility for deciding the application because of the local authority’s ‘consistent failure to meet targets for new and affordable homes’.

Khan said: ‘The number of homes in this development won’t reverse the chronic under-delivery of new and affordable housing in the borough, but I’m calling this application in to determine if those homes it could deliver and the other public benefits outweigh the reasons the council gave for refusal.

‘I have also asked my planners to work with the applicant to see if more genuinely affordable homes can be delivered.’

The proposal, on behalf of developer Notting Hill Gate KCS, provides 2,871m² of retail space, 4,390m² of office space and 46 homes. It also includes a new step-free entrance to nearby Notting Hill Gate underground station, as well as a GP surgery.

Kensington & Chelsea Council refused the application because of the height of the proposed buildings in relation to their surroundings.

Khan said that in 2016-17, the council only gave planning permission to 17 affordable homes.

The application will now face further scrutiny by City Hall planners before a public hearing later this year.

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